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My new 7950 and a 24" 1080p ASUS display are on their way! Can't waittttt!!! biggrin.gif

 

(plus I'm going to replace that silly looking red fan splitter rolleyes.gif)

 

 

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post #103 of 127
Good choice! Can't wait to get mine too.
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7950 and all my other goodies should get here tomorrow. biggrin.gif

 

Had reason to celebrate tonight though, I finally found the program that was randomly accessing my 1TB HDD about once every second. The noise/blinking hard drive access light were killing me. Ended up being Corsair Link of all things. Guess it was caused by the temperature monitoring? Either way, the noise instantly stopped as soon as I uninstalled it, and my HDD will stop normally now. I'll try to remedy it when I reinstall my H100i, because I need/want to use Link, but want to be able to leave my pc on overnight without having to disconnect the HDD light/have the drive access noises.

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post #105 of 127
very interesting i am using a new h100i and its link not noticed this issue ill have to look
 
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Originally Posted by beta bull3t View Post

very interesting i am using a new h100i and its link not noticed this issue ill have to look

Let me know what you find out. I guess it was doing it to both my drives, but I couldn't hear my SSD ph34r-smiley.gif

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i have 6 drives 2 sata in raid 0 and 4 hdd
so its got to be monitoring them guess illl just take of devises in i link
 
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Got my new Sapphire HD 7950 installed. I couldn't resist installing Trixx and pushing it devil-smiley-019.gif

 

Here are my tabulated 3DMark11 results as I pushed the GPU and Memory clocks. Still not my absolute max, but this was a huge improvement over stock. Max temp according to GPU-Z is 69*.

 

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So current settings for GPU/Mem are 1150/1550MHz @ 1.3v, with a score in 3DMark11 of P9411. That's 1580 points higher than the stock settings, and a 25% OC from stock! thumbsupsmiley.png

 

I'll play some Far Cry 3 tomorrow to see how stable it is while playing an intensive game, but I am absolutely flabbergasted so far.

 

**Edit** - I was getting artifacts when running the built-in benchmark in Dirt3 on max settings, but was averaging over 110fps. So the settings need to be tweaked.

 

On another note, the 24" ASUS 1080p display looks fantastic, and I picked up a Logitech G300 mouse, which I LOVE so far.

 

Replacement H100i is on it's way back from Corsair. I'd love for it to get here on Friday, but we'll see.


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Installed the brand new H100i that Corsair sent me as a replacement (Still had the plastic wrap on the box!). Works perfectly! biggrin.gif

 

Went back to my 4.3GHz @ 1.2v overclock I had before, and my highest temp is 66* on the hottest core (I used the pre-applied TIM and was careful to get a good mount this time). Definitely going to push it more tonight if I have time. Also probably going to take some updated photos now that the H100i is back in and the HD7950 is installed. May work on my GPU overclock as well if I have the time/motivation.

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  • New H100i in push/pull as exhaust, clears all other components (barely)
  • Sapphire HD7950 installed (Eats Far Cry 3 for breakfast biggrin.gif)
  • All 5 AF120 fans are now intake, need to paint all 9 rings black to match color scheme
  • Roughly painted my DVD drive black, though it got scuffed during reinstall because of how tightly it fits into the 5.25" bay. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
  • I'm considering adding a Corsair lighting kit that will change colors with the H100i block, or using some type of LED lighting, it looks dull in the dark right now.

 

Hoping to work on my CPU and GPU overclocks tonight, and possibly see if my RAM will OC at all...

 

Pictures of the Maiden in her current state:

 

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The factory cooler on the Sapphire unit looks great and is actually pretty quiet from what I can tell (I game with a headset on anyways)

 

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Cool matte surface on the shroud. It really is a good looking GPU, and other than the blue PCB, looks just how I want it to.

 

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A few shots showing the clearance around the H100i.

 

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Side window is dirty, but I still love it so much more than the factory window.

 

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Mounting locations to clear everything, with a ruler for reference

 

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Current desk setup, Xbox 360 sits behind my ASUS display. The Creative speakers are usually for listening to music or watching a movie, as my X11 headset works with both my Xbox and my PC.

 

I'm loving my new G300 mouse. Haven't spent a whole lot of time setting up the profiles, but I love the customizations available.

 

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Maiden sits under the desk on an elevated shelf, though I have been disconnecting the cables so much lately I haven't bothered to manage them yet. I will soon.

 

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The back panel decal will be visible when you walk into my room, so I'm hoping to get that printed and applied soon. The Maiden wants to show off tongue.gif

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